How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Latinx, Tribal Communities

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Black Women’s Blueprint and Sista’s Van driver Denise Rodriguez and other women from Black Women’s Blueprint have been delivering badly-needed resources to black and Hispanic communities, which have had some of New York City’s highest rates of contagion and death toll from the fast-spreading virus. AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Wisconsin’s Latino community makes up a disproportionate number of the state’s COVID-19 infections. We talk to a doctor about the disparity. Then, we speak with the Oneida Nation chairman about how the tribal community is responding to the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Coronavirus Outreach In Latinx Communities

    While they make up only 7% of the state’s population, Latinos in Wisconsin accounted for — at the highest point last month — 33% of those infected with COVID-19. The hardest hit Latino population is in Milwaukee. We talk with a doctor there about this disparity and what medical providers are doing about it.

  • How Oneida Nation Is Responding To The Coronavirus Pandemic

    From healthcare to layoffs, the Oneida Nation chairman joins the program to discuss how tribes are managing pandemic-related challenges. We also hear his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision around Native American rights.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Zeno Franco Guest
  • Tehassi Hill Guest

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